For The DS3 Cabrio is a rival to the Mini Convertible, and it gives you loads of style for your money. The cabin is classy and practical by the standards of the class, and the engines are strong.

Against You don’t get quite the same al fresco experience as you do in a Mini Convertible, because the roof pillars remain in place when the hood is folded. The DS3 doesn’t handle as well as a Mini, either, and the ride can be crashy.

Citroën DS3 Cabriolet
44 5stars

The DS3 Cabrio is far from perfect, but compared with its decidedly mediocre rivals, the DS is worthy of recommendation.

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There are 7 Citroën DS3 versions available

Cabriolet 1.2 PureTech 82 DSign 2dr £15,295 TBA
Cabriolet 1.6 e-HDi 90 DStyle 2dr £17,935 TBA
Cabriolet 1.2 PureTech 110 DStyle S/S 2dr £17,995 TBA
Cabriolet 1.6 VTi 120 DStyle auto 2dr £18,845
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Cabriolet 1.6 THP 165 DSire S/S 2dr £20,145
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Cabriolet 1.6 THP 165 DSport S/S 2dr £21,095
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5
Cabriolet 1.6 BlueHDi 120 DSport 2dr £21,295
What Car? says:3 stars out of 5

Buyer's notes

Target Price team says:

The DS3 Cabrio has a choice of seven body colours and three roof shades, but that's just the start of it. An extensive range of graphics, plus the option of colour-coded alloys and door mirrors give you further ways of personalising the car. Options for the cabin include colour-coded panels, along with various carpet designs.

The DS3 Cabrio carries a hefty premium over the equivalent DS3 hatch, which means a mid-spec 1.6 DStyle costs roughly the same as a Mini Cooper Convertible.

It's not cheap, then, but we think the DS's bigger and classy interior, and more generous standard spec, is just enough to give it the edge over its rivals, including the Mini and the Fiat 500C.

However, if you can live with just two seats, don't forget about the Mini Roadster and Mazda MX-5.

Reader test team says:

Citroën DS3 Cabriolet 1.6 e-HDi 90 DStyle 2dr

Ownwed and Airdream e-HDi 90bhp Cabrio Dstyle Plus for three months now. Ride is a little figety around town but the car handles well and grip is…

simon maxted

4 out of 5 stars
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